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MSNBC
Feb 1, 2011 8:00pm EST
president obama is doing the right thing in protecting the people of egypt on their desired road to democracy. that's "hardball" now. thanks for being with us. the last word with lawrence o'donnell starts now. >>> on the first day of black history month, president obama finds himself in the middle of struggles for rights. the right to democracy in egypt and the right to health care here at home. >> i believe health care is a right and not a privilege. >> that's wrong. it's unconstitutional. >> a judge ruling the health care reform unconstitutional. it's about rights. >> states have rights. >> he wrote quote, the act, like a defectively watch needs to be resigned. >> buying stuff can be regulated. but, if i am not buying anything, how can you regulate me for not doing anything? >> republicans are calling it proof that the law is massive overreach. the requirement, this bill falls. what about other mandates? is it against the law to be required to have automobile insurance? >> the president did not want to return to last year's fights. we'll have the supreme court decision on healt
MSNBC
Feb 2, 2011 6:00pm EST
. it actually makes his position worse. >> well, president obama last night did say that mubarak does need to begin to stoep down, however you interpret that. apparently president mubarak doesn't agree. so is him sending out here people to -- the pro mubarak forces on camels and horses, et cetera, to beat down the protestors, is that his answer to president obama? saying basically, i'm not listening. >> i don't think it's his answer to president obama. i think it's him saying i don't want to leave. and i think it's an act of desperation. i know president mubarak. i think he has a real sense of egypt as a wonderful great country. but nobody should be president for 30 years, and i think he thinks if he tries some of the things that might have worked in the past he can stay there. it's not going to work this time. it's just not going to work. the momentum has grown too much. and i think the more things like the people on the horseback, the molotov cocktails and all, the hard it is for him to be able to leave with any semblance of dignity and authority. the time has come. now, whether that tim
FOX News
Feb 1, 2011 9:00pm EST
as president obama pulled his support of mubarak and urged him not to run again. president obama responded to the news earlier tonight. >> the president: after his speech tonight, i spoke directly to president mubarak. he recognizes the status quo is not sustainable and a change must take place. the fear of civil unrest continues to spread. has clearly shaken up the king of jordan. today he gave into public pressure and cleaned house by firing his government and appointing a new prime minister, effective immediately. his priorities will be to provide economic reform and increase popular participation in the decision-making process. do any of these changes go far enough? here with us is arizona senator mccain. a member of the committee on homeland security and governmental affairs. thanks for being with us. >> thank you, interesting times. >> sean: interesting and extraordinarily dangerous. i listened closely to the president's remarks tonight. as he was praising the demonstrators, and showing his support for the demonstrators, he didn't -- and talking about full participation even though o
FOX News
Feb 2, 2011 5:00pm EST
want our say and we're willing to fight for it. president obama says that hosni mubarak recognized to pack up and move on, load it up with gold and make it to his luxury condo. let democracy take over. so be it. it's not what the people want but the problem is who the people want. one guy the protestors have put forward is a fella named mohamed elbaradei, he has been playing peace keeper. he says the promise not to run begins the president, quote, a trick. i say, elbarradei, be careful and beware of this guy. it seems like the radical muslim brotherhood is behind the mohamed elbaradei selection. they are no fans of america, free mark or the democracy we love and share. last night john mccain that mohamed elbaradei is no friend of the u.s. and could be a finger figure head of the radical muslim brotherhood. be careful what you ask for and it could be trouble for us and a democracy you say you are fighting for. is there. >> let me bring in a practicing physician and president of the american forum for democracy. robert spencer of jihad watch and former c.i.a. analyst and author of a
PBS
Feb 1, 2011 6:00pm PST
. >> many remain on the streets. some say that it is too little too late. president obama says he has begin -- he has spoken with the egyptian leader. >> what i indicated tonight to president barack, that an orderly transition must be meaningful, peaceful and it must begin now. >> as people power transforms the landscape, many in the region brace themselves. hello and welcome. after 30 years of power, the egyptian president said he will not step down until the elections attempted murder. this statement came after hundreds of thousands of people -- the elections in september. this statement came after hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets. >> my first responsibility runout is to regain, instability in our home country. to ensure the peaceful transition of leadership and to ensure that the responsibility moves peacefully to whoever wins in the next election. i did not intend to stand again. i am now very determined to make sure that whenever i do, i finished my duty keeping the peace in egypt. >> however, there were signs that the gesture will the satisfy the international commu
MSNBC
Feb 2, 2011 1:00pm EST
the obama administration predicted. i think it's a time for straight talk diplomatically and i'm sure it is is happening between the obama administration is the mubarak government. >> i was talking to a senior administration official who said that mubarak may have sent these people out to show to the people of egypt and the world that he is needed during this next eight months for this transition, that he is not going to leave right away as the u.s. has been privately telling him that he has to do, that he is needed to preserve law and order. and that is not the military doing this, these are these people, mubarak supporters who have been seen in previous elections. they are known commonly as thugs. is that a credible scenario? >> you know, it's hard to believe that the attacks by these pro mubarak forces against these peaceful demonstrators were not ashifted by the government. it seems to me reasonable to assume that there was some government comris complicit in these attacks. for large days they were peaceful in tahrir square and they were kids. there were older people. there were s
FOX News
Feb 2, 2011 4:00am EST
. this is a fox news alert. you're looking live at the white house where in a few minutes, president obama is expected to make a statement about the situation in egypt. the streets of egypt is filled with a mixture of celebration and frustration at this hour this video is believed to be the first violence of the day in alexandria. you can see the protesters here throwing rocks and tanks moving about. after the announcement by president hosni mubarak that he will leave office, but not until later this year. trillion i did notrillion i >> i did not intend to run for a third term because i spent my life serving egypt, but now, i am completely keen on concluding my work for the nation in a fashion that guarantees passing responsibility and flag in safe egypt to preserve the constitution and legitimacy. >> glenn: the promise culminates a week of massive protest around the country. with ebegin our coverage with cargreg palkot live in the egyptian capital it's good morning there, greg. >> reporter: hey, bret. if mubarak was hoping for endorsement from the street, he didn't get it. watching the st
PBS
Feb 2, 2011 12:30am PST
leader says it's too little too late. president obama says he's spoken to the egyptian leader, urging him to recognize the need for change. >> when i -- what i indicated tonight to president mubarak. it's my belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful, it must be peaceful and it must be -- must begin now. >> as people power transforms egypt's political landscape, leaders across the middle east brace themselves. could they be next? >> hello and welcome to bbc news. after 30 years in power, president hosni mubarak has told the egyptian people that he won't be standing in the country's elections in september. his statement came after hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets across the country to demand his resignation. speaking on state television, he said he'd ask parliament to introduce political and economic reforms and wanted to see a peaceful transition of power. >> right now is to regain calm and stability in our home country, to ensure the peaceful transition of leadership and to ensure that the responsibility goes very peacefully to whoever the people of egypt cho
FOX News
Feb 2, 2011 1:00am EST
of the first supporters of then senator obama over senator clinton to be president. then she has last august this vote in missouri some horrendous percentage, 70% wanted to dump the individual mandate. now she has to do backpedaling. what is she going to do? >> i don't know. the secretary of health and human services has granted 2.2 million waivers. >> greta: that takes the money out of the system so who going to pay? >> 167 unions. >> greta: how many? >> 167 unions, 880,000 union employees. >> greta: how many got waivers? >> 40% have gone to union employees, just 7% of the workforce. total now of over 500 waivers, 2.2 million americans. we think every american ought to be able to get a waiver from this terrible health care law. >> greta: when do we get a vote on your bill? >> we don't know. repeal and replace will be voted on tomorrow. i hope it passes. i hope we start over. john and you are committed to making sure this amendment is placed on any bill that comes through the senate until we get a vote. if the people of this country could speak not just judges this bill would be released our
CNN
Feb 1, 2011 7:00pm EST
's an image from the demonstration that speaks volumes. yes we can too. the theme borrowed from the 2008 obama campaign and a pointed message who believe this white house has been too slow to embrace their cause. the administration told mubarak he needed to do more, including an attempt to bring in opposition leaders and emergency government over the past 24 hours. they went further telling the president he lost washington support and needed to orchestrate a transition and just now the president sent this message to the protesters on the ground >> the people in egypt, particularly the young people of egypt, i want to be clear. we hear your voices. i have an unyielding belief that you will determine your own destiny. >> so now what is not just a question in egypt. ed henry is working sources on where the administration sees this crisis heading. ed? >> in private they are much bolder than they are in public. you heard the president go only so far there even in backing the protesters in extending his hand and say we hear your voices, also in public as you netted, maybe a push to the president and
FOX News
Feb 2, 2011 5:00am EST
chaos. president obama and secretary of state clinton have both dealt with the dictator mubarak for the past two years as ever american president has done for the past 30 years. even though mubarak is a villain and the far left despises him. they have to be careful how they frame the issue. former abc news man sam donaldson said something interesting on sunday he praised the al jazeera network for its egyptian coverage. >> thank you for what you are doing. people say al jazeera fanned the flames here by bringing the fact that democracy is in existence and people being suppressed. that's what we need. we need more communication in the world. not al jazeera's fault that mubarak is under a siege now. >> bill: may not be al jazeera's fault but they have certainly contributed to rise in arab anger. al jazeera makes a living blaming most problems on the middle east on the u.s.a. and israel. any leader to supports america is barred on the network and oppose are praised. al jazeera covered it life. telling the crowd quote our common enemy, israel, britain, repeat after me, no, no americ
FOX News
Feb 2, 2011 1:00pm EST
. the number has grown to 733 businesses and unions that have received waivers for the obama care law. here's the problem, megyn. you good to the website, hhs.gov and you call it up and you see unions after unions, indiana u.f.c. local, united crafts benefits, united food, and then you come to the sciu. they have three waivers. here's a group that gave $27 million for mr. obama when he was running for president back in 2008. also, were the most vocal supporters for obama care during the debate and now they're asking for health care waivers for their own groups. 40% of the 733 names on this list are unions. that while only around 11% to 12% of the work force is unionized. let's call it overwhelmingly more popular on this list than the businesses. megyn: isn't that because of the mini med programs they offer? it started to unfold with companies like mcdonald's saying, we give them healthcare, but it's not big medical programs. and they would be penalized in a way that would make them choose getting rid of the policies or paying tons of dough. >> absolutely. megyn: the way i put it more nefari
MSNBC
Feb 2, 2011 5:00pm EST
's getting late in the season. could it be that president obama is seen as getting stronger? they're not fighting as fast as they used to with getting these nominations. >>> glenn beck, we start with the crisis in egypt. joining me is chief foreign affairs correspondent richard engel. yesterday president mubarak said i'm going to use the police if this keeps up. what is he actually doing on his behalf against the protesters right now? >> reporter: there is an ongoing battle behind me in tahrir. it has been going back and forth with each side. and there are two sides gaining the upper hand. the protesters appear to be somewhat in the advantage. how we got to this, this morning there were thousands of protesters here, gathered peacefully. today wasn't supposed to be a big day of demonstrations, many of the protesters were angry after president mubarak did not leave the country yesterday, and they were planning a big march on friday. the surprise was when thousands, which later became at least 10,000 to 15,000 pro-mubarak supporters arrived on horseback, with weapons, and made a surp
ABC
Feb 2, 2011 4:30am EST
. >> thank you. 35 degrees outside. >> president obama calls for his egyptian counterpart to step aside. we will have the latest. >> first, more overnight outages. outages. have a live report our new neighbors are coming over for dinner. i've vacuumed my carpet but it's still so dingy. she needs resolve deep clean powder. it's fast and effective. resolve gets your carpet truly clean. the moist powder penetrates deep to release trapped in dirt left behind by vacuuming. leaving your carpet looking like new. and it dries in only 20 minutes. it looks great! the carpet that keeps up with the joneses. trust resolve. forget stains. for tough pet stains and odors resolve pet products get your carpet truly clean. >> welcome back. we are checking our top stories . the d.c. area's got a blow from the storm. some places were cold enough to see some pricice. heavy rain could lead to a standing water in some areas. that same storm is causing much bigger problems elsewhere. snow and ice have close airport of the way to rhode island. some places could get 2 feet of snow. several governors have declared sta
CSPAN
Feb 2, 2011 7:00am EST
copyright national cable satellite corp. 2011] host: president obama speaking yesterday at the white house weighing in on the situation in egypt. welcome to "washington journal" this february 2, 2011. the latest news from the associated press says the egyptian military is calling for an end to more than a week of demonstrations demanding that mubarak step down immediately after nearly 30 years in power. last night the president of egypt says he would not seek office again but fell short of protesters hope that he will step down. looking at coverage at how editorial boards and pundits are waiting and, "usa today" has this to say. our question for you this egypt headedis toward democracy? the phone numbers to call -- we all -- also have a phone line set up for -- shin-americans. 628-0184. and you can email us. let us take a look at what "usa today" has to say about what is happening in the egypt. do you think egypt is truly heading toward democracy? fort wayne, indiana, on the republican line. caller: egypt to democracy -- like the democracy jimmy carter helped set up in iran in the 1970's.
FOX News
Feb 2, 2011 6:00pm EST
goler is covering reaction. >> with many egyptians rejecting mubarak's transition timetable. obama doesn't like it either. >> the time for transition has come and the time is now. the egyptian people need to see change. >> robert gibbs wouldn't air is what the next step should be beyond a retreat from violence. he found the images coming out of cairo outrageous. he issued a warning. >> obviously if any of the violence is instigated by the government it should stop immediately. >> reporter: at the state department. secretary clinton hosted all the ambassadors. >> we are all in uncharted territory. that requires us to be more nimble, more innovative and more accountable than ever before. >> later the group heard from admiral mike mullen who was meeting with the egyptian counterpart when the crisis erupted. he kept in regular contact. since the military is egypt's most effective institution with over a billion dollars in aid received. >> there are some people that is calling for mubarak immediate departure. i don't think that is rise. because there are comrades in the military that will rem
MSNBC
Feb 2, 2011 5:30am EST
. president obama also challenging mubarak to immediately begin a transfer of power in a brief statement last night, obama went on to praise those calling for democracy in egypt. >> it is not the role of any other country to determine egypt's leaders. only the egyptian people can do that. what is clear, what i indicated tonight to president mubarak is my belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful, must be peaceful, and it must begin now. to the people of egypt, particularly the young people of egypt, i want to be clear -- we hear your voices. i have an unyielding belief that you will determine your own destiny. >> transition of power now was the key there from president obama. his remarks came hours after mubarak said he would not seek re-election this september, but also said he would not yield to growing demands that he resign now. saying in part my top priority and responsibility is to restore the security and stability of the nation to ensure the peaceful transition of power. the egyptian leader vowed not to flee the country saying he would die on egyptian soil. his offer did no
KRON
Feb 1, 2011 11:00pm PST
's president announced he will not seek reelection. and president obama responds to the situation. >> he recognizes that the status quo is not sustainable. >>> but first, a heart breaking day in the search for a missing 4-year-old boy. search crews recover the body of giuliani cardenas from a canal. reaction from the boy's family and the community that rallied to find him. it was 13 days ago that cardenas was taken from his grandmother's arms by his mother's former boyfriend. today after days of agonizing searches of an irrigation canal the search crews found the child's body. this map shows where it was found and where the original search started and where the crews pulled the silver toyota corolla from the waters on friday. the distance was about 30 miles. the body was spotted by a water department worker. there is no sign of the alleged kidnapper. at this point, the sheriff has issued a homicide warrant against rodriguez. but investigators believe that he, too, will be found in that canal. >> many cars as we pulled out of the canal and as much debris as we have found in our diving ope
FOX
Feb 1, 2011 10:00pm EST
right now, is that enough to satisfy the people. >> and president obama weighed in. >> he sure did, and what he's encouraging is a transition of power sooner than later. let's hear from both presidents tonight. >> it is not the role of any other country to determine egypt's leaders. >> only the people of egypt can do that, and now their president has heard them. >> i have spent enough time in my life serving egypt and its people. >> egyptian president hosni mubarak tried to bring order back to his country saying he won't run for office again. >> i intend to work in the remaining months of my presidency in order to have measurements taken for a peaceful transition of power under the constitution. >> the news came after massive protests throughout egypt. opposition leaders claimed they rallied more than a million people. but if president mubarak stays until the end of his term in september, many marchers say it's not soon enough. in cairo, they hung mubarak in effigy, nearly unthinkable in egypt just weeks ago. >> we will not leave this square until mubarak leaves egypt as soon as po
MSNBC
Feb 1, 2011 10:00pm EST
the rest of his term. mubarak's announcements came after president obama publicly urged the egyptian leader not to run for another term. president obama addressed the situation in egypt after mubarak spoke. he said, an orderly transition must begin now. >> now, it is not the role of any other country to determine egypt's leaders. only the egyptian people can do that. what is clear, and what i indicated tonight to president mubarak, is my belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful. it must be peaceful. and it must begin now. >> and at this hour it's unclear how long the egyptian protests will continue but the reverb rations of this uprising are being felt throughout the middle east and the rest of the world. after weeks of protests in jordan, over the price of food and other issues, king abdula fired his government earlier today. abdula has changed his government in the past but this time is the first time he's done it in response to public demand. for all of the latest, joining us now from cairo is a contributor to "foreign affairs" magazine. thanks for your time tonight. in the w
MSNBC
Feb 2, 2011 9:00am EST
, the president obama is urging mubarak to move even quicker, but he stopped short of calling directly for him to step down now. >> it is my belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful, it must be peaceful, an it must begin now. >> john ray is live for us in cairo. what's going on here? we're hearing accusations. elbaradei is saying there appears to be an attempt by mubarak forces to create a more violent situation. what are you seeing? >> reporter: well, what we're hearing here at the moment is the sound -- unmistakable sound of gunfire below me in what we've come to call liberation square. it's been going on for the last three or four minutes. several bursts of gunfire. i cannot tell whether that is gunfire into the air to try to disperse crowds or whether it's something more sinister than that. but i think we can say for sure that if yesterday was the revolution, today is the counterrevolution. and if yesterday was peaceful, today i am afraid it's anything but. we've watched disturbing scenes unfold here over the past hour. i think if i just move slightly out of the way, the camera
MSNBC
Feb 2, 2011 2:00am EST
with mubarak's half sometimes. just a few minutes ago president obama said he spoke with mubarak. let's listen. >> what is clear and what i indicated tonight to president mubarak is my belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful, it must be peaceful, and it must begin now. >> that's what he said on television. earlier today president obama effectively pulled american support. telling mubarak he can't hold power until september. >>> we have the story covered from all the bases in cairo, washington and here in new york. plus the charge of judicial activism, conservatives go hoarse be criticizing activist judges. that's what they call liberals. they can't get enough of the ruling of the health care law. from a judge appointed by reagan. we'll dig into that hot story. we begin with nbc news correspondent, ron allen. i guess i'm trying to figure this out. did we tell mubarak he has to leave now, next week, two months from now? what was our message through frank wisner, the old egyptian hand yesterday? >> reporter: it's unclear to me too, chris. i think there was a message that was pretty f
MSNBC
Feb 2, 2011 4:00pm EST
9. >>> plus health care theater, the senate to vote on a repeal of president obama's health care law, as both scramble to refin the debate that refuses to address the underlying problems of insurance monopolies, employer-based health care and fee for service, none of that addressed by either party. >>> also, foreclosing on our troops, how our government is failing to protect our veterans from being victimized by predatory and immensely profitable taxpayer-subsidized megabanks. it's part of our "no way to live" series, our special production produced in collaboration with the huffington poth. the show starts right a now. >>> a dictatorship in which 40% of the people live on less than $2 a day. today we're seeing egyptians turn on each other, with deadly results. with the sound of gunshots in the air p. both the supporters and opponents today pelted each other with stones, bottles, throwing molotov cocktails and setting fires on the streets. at least one account of a fatality, hundreds of others surely injured. the imaging we're seeing today, a violent escalation to the peaceful pr
ABC
Feb 1, 2011 11:35pm EST
day of protest in egypt, president obama had a talk with president mubarak. president obama told the egyptian leader that an orderly transition cannot be prolonged. it must begin now. that was after mubarak announced he would not seek re-election. christiane amanpour is on the ground. >> reporter: very few people thought a week ago that president mubarak would offer these con sengss, professions to lift the state of emergency and reform the election law. but is it enough for the people? they can see the end in sight. it's very unclear whether they will let him finish his term. this was the scene on cairo's square after president mubarak announced after 30 years after one-man rule, he was ready to leave office. i never asked to be a dictator, he said, and i will not be dominating myself for a new term for i have served egypt long enough though, the crowd became defiant again when mubarak said he was going stay on for a few more months to ensure law and order, to reform the constitution and the election process. president obama had this to see. >> the people of egypt, the young peo
PBS
Feb 1, 2011 7:00pm PST
clashes with the security forces have been reported. >>> meanwhile, u.s. president barack obama called for an immediate peaceful transition of power in egypt. in a speech on tuesday, obama said he had spoken earlier with president mubarak by telephone and conveyed his opinions. >> he recognizes that the status quo is not sustainable and that a change must take place. and what i indicated tonight to president mubarak is my belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful. it must be peaceful. and it must begin now. furthermore, the process must include a broad spectrum of egyptian voices and opposition parties. it should lead to elections that are free and fair, and it should result in a government that's not only grounded in democratic principles but is also responsive to the aspirations of the egyptian people. >>> the united nations human rights chief says up to 300 people may have been killed in egypt's unrest. she appealed for calm during tuesday's protests in the country. the u.n. high commissioner for human rights navi pillay read a statement prepared by spokesmen in geneva on
SFGTV
Feb 2, 2011 9:00am PST
in this transition of purpose but always a sense of community. two years ago, when president obama became president of the united states, he made his inaugural address and said, i want swift, bold action now. to address the needs of the american people. one week and one day after that speech, the house of representatives passed the recovery act. and then it became law in a matter of weeks after that. i tell you this because this was a bold, swift action that put resources out there to meet them at the natiothe imagination and, and san francisco has always been a leader in terms of posing a model that is worthy of national support. so because of his speech, our swift actions, but most of all, because of the sense of community that city officials in san francisco saw here, and because of the ongoing leadership of the tenderloin neighborhood development corp., people's lives will be changed. when you hear speeches and wonder what is that all about? president obama's speech is now being translated into a better life for many more people who live here or receive services here. the recovery act is very i
WETA
Feb 2, 2011 6:00pm EST
have a new friend. after days of hesitation, president obama has thrown his weight behind their causation that passion and dignity was an inspiration to the world. >> the people of egypt, particularly the young people of egypt, i want to be clear, we hear your voices. >> today's violence is a challenge to the orderly change the west wants. in london, the prime minister flanked by the u.n.'s ban ki-moon condemned it. >> if it turned out that the regime that be tolerating this violence, that would be completely and utterly unacceptable. >> that was echoed in washington where they called the violence outrageous, deploreable. >> if any of the violence was instigated by the government, it should stop immediately. >> before the trouble fled. president obama spoke to president mubarak for half a an hour. he was direct and candid and his message was the time for change is now. how soon is that? the president's press secretary had a way of putting it. now is yesterday. officials are blunt. they want mubarak to go as soon as possible. for 30 years, the parade of american presidents
CSPAN
Feb 2, 2011 12:00pm EST
objection. mr. demint: thank you, mr. president. this week, president obama gave a speech about health care, or actually i guess it was last week now. the speech was at a fancy hotel near washington, and he told jokes to make everyone laugh and sad stories to endear his audience further to his cause. the president said, as he has many times before, his law will lower the cost of health care. president obama knows how to give a good speech and he also knows how to tell it like it isn't. while president obama was busy selling his policies on the stump, others were busy analyzing the real effects of his health care law. it's not limiting cost. now, we heard some of the figures given by the democrats here from the congressional budget office but we have to expose that they're really playing with numbers. if you tell the congressional budget office to take $500 billion from medicare that's already bankrupt and can't pay doctors to see patients, but you take $ 500 billion and call that savings that are created by obama-care -- that's part of where they get their money. the other part is to raise
CSPAN
Feb 2, 2011 1:00pm EST
about the transition beginning now, can you explain how this situation moves from president obama talking about change now, and president mubarak talking about change in september? is president obama powerless to estimate that at the next -- to make that happen? >> let's be clear as these are fluid and dynamic events. what we have seen happen over the last few days are events that many people have not seen -- nobody has seen in their lifetime. i think you heard the president last night pretty clearly. i am certainly here to say that the conversation that the president had with president mubarak was direct, it was frank, it was candid, and without getting into exactly what was said, i think the message that the president delivered clearly to president mubarak was that the time for change had come to. >> i'm trying to get the core question of what this president can do about that. >> i think changing all of these instances -- what we have seen transpire has been over the course of many days and has taken place as a result of change that has needed to happen from within the country.
ABC
Feb 2, 2011 4:00am EST
pretty quiet on the highway. >> thank you. 35 degrees outside. >> president obama calls for his egyptian counterpart to step aside. we will have the very latest on the crisis in cairo. >> first the epic storm of barry's the midwest. >> good morning. we are checking our top stories ry. warm temperatures meant that we only sell grain. heavy rain could lead to a standing water. that same storm is causing big problems elsewhere. airports are closed from texas to rhode island. some places could free up to 2 feet of snow. some governors have declared a state of emergency. >> and little rain but nothing compared to winter's raft across the country. it is a 2,000 miles storm. it goes from texas to rhode island. >> it had downed air travel across the nation. morning. >> good morning. this is having an impact on air travel here. chicago, boston, in new york, and houston. this is packing a paralyzing punched across much of the country. they are trying to figure out when they get their way out. we have seen spin out in many of the roads. the wind out there has been evident as well. the roof has been
FOX News
Feb 2, 2011 6:00am EST
. in the meantime, the president of our country, president obama, he went to the air waves last night for a very short speech with an update on the situation in egypt. listen to this. and then we'll discuss the meaning of the word now. >> now, it is not the role of any other country to determine egypt's leaders. only the egyptian people can do that. what is clear and what i indicated tonight to president mubarak is belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful and must be peaceful and it must begin now. >> what does now mean? does that mean today or does it mean the september election? not clear. >> they talked about 30 minute and said in july, i'm not going to -- in september, i'm not going to run again. in august, i'll retire and he indicated his son is not going to be next. when he said his son was going to be next, that's when the people of egypt hit the roof and said you got to be kidding me. he has a tendency to jail his opponents that have a legitimate shot of beating him. question is, is that enough? are the egyptian people going to say is that a slow exit? but if hosni mubarak p
MSNBC
Feb 2, 2011 11:00am EST
. here in the u.s., president obama is sending a message to hosni mubarak that the transition must begin now. american pressure, though, doing nothing to slow the otests. and with about 1600 americans evacuated so far, hundreds more are expected to leave in the coming days. we'll have a live report on that, coming up. >>> of course, the other big story, the worst of the weather is over, but what a wool yop it was. latest snowfall totals in chicago topping 20 inches, making it the fifth largest storm on record there. the city's worst snow day in 12 years. the snow may be done, but what's next? dealing with the freezing cold around the nation, especially in places like dallas where there appears to be no end in sight with bitter temperatures and just four days to go until the super bowl and 54,000 people there without electricity. we'll have much more on that, as well. let's go back to cairo. it is getting increasingly ugly. the violence has been escalating all day long. protesters attacking each other. molitov cocktails being thrown. some of the protesters are bloody from the bricks and s
FOX News
Feb 2, 2011 9:00am EST
, president obama comes out and says you've got to start this transition now. and that may be prompting his people to get out into the streets. bill: day by day now, again, live pictures here, you'll see it in a moment, kind of a cat and mouse game, one side pelt also the other, the other returns fire later. we have wondered hour by hour, which side the military takes. this is a country largely ruled by the military. if they support mubarek, he's safe and he's good and there will be a crackdown, good in terms of power and holding on to it until september. if not, what happens then? and that's the wild card the world waits to see play out. martha: we'll keep an eye on it. >>> in the meantime, social security, as we have reported here, is expected to run dry by 2037, and republican senator lend see graham says he has a plan to save the program. what he is now proposing. we're going to get that from him coming up. plus -- >> democratic leadership in the senate doesn't want to vote on this bill, but i assure you, we will. that's what americans want, it's the right thing to do. bill: he says rep
KOFY
Feb 1, 2011 9:00pm PST
now. >> president obama commenting on egypt now that its president hosni mubarak says he will step down. good evening i'm dan ashley. president obama stressed that the transition should include a broad spectrum of voices as well as opposition parties. the quarter million protestors cheered daned and erupted in joy when the president emerged saying he will not run for reelection in september. here's a reporter in egypt. >> tonight the square erupted in anger. people finally heard from the man they have risen up against. appearing on state television president mubarak address the protestors directly tell them their demands are legitimate and that he will stand down. but not just yet. instead he pledged to spend his next few months in office restoring law and order. reforming the constitution. and the election law. not good enough says this defiant crowd in cairo. this moment was a week in the making. week of steadily mounting pressure. from people in the streets and leaders around the world. president obama dispatched a former ambassador tow egypt to deliver a message direc
ABC
Feb 2, 2011 2:35am EST
of the demands of protesters. this was the demand of president obama's envoy frank wisner. the protesters rejected it whole-heartily saying we want to see you go now. it did not live up to their expectations. one of the protesters that i spoke with said he's been lying for 30 years, why should we believe him now? another one said, he'll use these next seven months to round people up who have been protesting against him over these last few days. >> alex, as we look at these images from cairo, we can see so many people, a million are some of the estimates, on the streets, protesting loudly, holding up signs. what can we expect today, though, now that this announcement has been made that he is stepping down? >> reporter: well, if it was an effort to placate the crowds, it has not done that. i'm looking at live pictures, again, of thousands of people on the square. it's a beautiful day in cairo. a beautiful day for protesting. i can tell given the fury i saw last night and over the last week since i arrived, i don't think these protests are going to end any time soon. >> alex marquardt in cai
ABC
Feb 2, 2011 3:05am EST
not to run in the next presidential election. abc news has confirmed that president obama told mubarak he needs to take that action, which would allow for free elections and an orderly transition of power. >> just one more egyptian people, we hate him. 30 years is enough. >> reporter: the largest protest this country has ever seen. despite the government shutdown of public roads and transportation. in cairo where mubarak was hung in effigy, more than 250,000 people packed tahrir square. since friday the protests have generally been peaceful. one poster showed the one casualty. t women have been allowed much less freedom than men have found their voice. >> mubarak leave the country! just leave us alone! we will make it! we are not the first people to get rid of. >> reporter: repercussions are rippling through the middle east. king abdullah vowed to launch political reforms and obama administration spoke for the first time with one possible successor to mubarak, nobel laureate mohammed ed elbaradei. >> president obama addressed from the white house last night. he said egypt's transition mus
FOX
Feb 2, 2011 6:00am PST
report from washington, d.c. coming up in ten minutes with president obama's message to egypt's president. >>> the latest diplomatic cables released shows al qaeda is on the verge of producing radio active materials. they warnedover a nuclear 9/11 if supplies of you are rain yum was not secured. >>> forecasters say parts of the midwest could get up to 18 inches of snow. the storm hit chicago extremely hard. we will have a live report from chicago with those current conditions in just a few minutes. >>> the blizzard back east is forcing the cancellation of thousands of flights across the country. anyone heading to the bay area airport should call ahead. there were dozens of cancellations at sfo, oakland, and san jose yesterday. more travel troubles are expected today. one travel agent tells us hundreds of bay area super bowl fans heading to texas are stuck waiting for the weather to clear. you can check up to the minute flight information also on our website ktvu.com just look for the travel tab on our front page. >>> in just a few hours a vallejo company will dismantle a ship from a moth
CNN
Feb 2, 2011 2:00am EST
. but he says for now he is not stepping down. that message was followed by a speech by president obama. we'll show you parts of that and show you reaction in the square to the speech and an exclusive interview with mohammed elbaradei and we'll show you his reaction to president mubarak's speech. he did not mince words. first, the immediate reaction to mubarak down in cairo's liberation square. >> may god protect this people and peace be upon you and blessings. >> people outraged. some took off their shoes and waved the soles of the picture on the big screen tv. after the speech, president obama spoke for about half hour with president mubarak. shortly after that, he praised the military's restraint, the protestor's aspirations and conduct and urged president mubarak not to try to hang onto power until september. >> what is clear and what i indicated tonight to president mubarak is my belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful, it must be peaceful, and it must begin now. furthermore, the process must include a broad spectrum of egyptian voices and opposition parties. it should lea
CNN
Feb 2, 2011 1:00pm EST
this situation moves from president obama talking about change now, president mubarak talking about change in september. is president obama powerless to actually make that happen? >> well, let's be clear that these are very fluid and dynamic events. i think what we've seen happen over the course of the past many days, quite honestly, are events that many people have not seen -- nobody's seen in their lifetime. i think you heard the president last night pretty clearly. i'm certainly here to say that the conversation the president had with president mubarak was direct. it was frank. it was candid. and without getting into exactly what was said, i think the message the president delivered clearly to president mubarak was that the time for change had come. >> i guess i'm still trying to get at the core question of what the president, this president can do about that. >> well, i think that -- i think change in all of these instances, what we've seen transpire over the course of many days in cairo and egypt has taken place as a result of change that's needed to happen from within the country. yo
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